Earlier this month Paul Heaton (ex-Housemartins and Beautiful South) released a new album Paul Heaton Presents...The 8th, which is the studio version of his opera The 8th. The album features performers from the original cast, including ex-Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott. Watch a trailer for The 8th, featuring Heaton discussing the opera below:
The 8th was released as a physical and digital album in the U.K., and is available on import in the U.S.
Heaton just wrapped up a short tour to promote The 8th, and some video is posted below.
"Me and the Farmer" (Housemartins) Sheffield, July 10th
Montage of video London, July 5th
"Old Red Eyes Is Back" (Beautiful South) May 31st on Heaton's 50/50 tour.